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post #1 of 6 (permalink) Old 03-20-2006, 03:32 PM Thread Starter
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Ibanez RG321Mh

Hi there, i've recently purchased an Ibanez Rg321mh, upon the helpful tips from all you guys in a previous thread, thanks =). However I am suffering from the usual complaint, fret buzz, and another which I will explain later on. I'm not too worried about the fret buzz, because I plan to change the strings already on there, it came with some 10's on it, but I dont like the string tension, so I'm going down to 9's, and I will take it to my local shop for them to set it up, that gets rid of that problem. However the other one is that it has a really twangy tone when played acousticly. The only other mahongany bodied guitar I've owned is an Ibanez sz520, but it suited that guitar nicely, this however just feels wrong. I was wondering if this is common on all mahongany guitars, and if not can you tell me how to remedy it.

Thanks, Sam

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post #2 of 6 (permalink) Old 03-20-2006, 11:58 PM
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Re: Ibanez RG321Mh

the way a guitar sounds acoustically is really a byproduct of the guitar's construction. for example, i have several mahogony bodied guitars. i have 2 js6s, a rg3120 (which does have a thin maple veneer) and a sa1260. they all sound different. the js6s have the fullest & warmest sound unamplified, most natural i guess. the rg3120 doesn't really resonate very much and the sa1260 sounds really twangy. so it could be different grades of mahogony for each model, could be trem type, could be the neck construction as well. however, amplified the rg3120 and sa1260 take on completely different tonal characteristics, so that's why i think it's a construction issue as opposed to the wood.

as for remedying it, unfortunately, the best way to do it is by using higher guage strings. sad but true. the setup may help things too however.
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post #3 of 6 (permalink) Old 03-21-2006, 12:05 AM
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Man, I love the twangy sound of my RG321MH unplugged. But yeah, there's not a whole lot you can do about the way the guitar sounds unplugged but a change of pickups can radically change the overall tone of the guitar amplified. But thinking about it, if you decrease the string gauge then the twangyness (sp?) should actually get worse. Increasing the string gauge should have the opposite effect.
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post #4 of 6 (permalink) Old 03-21-2006, 08:20 AM
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Re: Ibanez RG321Mh

to me it's more 'bright' than 'twang', nevertheless, if you employ a suitable pickup to counter this excess, it'll do you good. have Duncan Custom (bridge) in mine.

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Re: Ibanez RG321Mh

Thanks, I appreciate the consent, I think ill still change my strings, but I will only change the E, B and G strings, I think ill have them at .009, .011 and .016, because after a long playing session it really punishes my fingers when I bend mid solo. And as for the pick-up change I'm most probably going to go for a set of DiMarzio Evo's, However I know they sound good in the bridge, but can anyone suggest a nice cutting neck Pu?

Thanks, Sam
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post #6 of 6 (permalink) Old 03-21-2006, 04:33 PM
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Re: Ibanez RG321Mh

For the neck, you really can't go wrong with the Air Norton.
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